HENRY MULLINS
   It is with a sad heart that I try to write the obituary of my father-in-law, Henry Mullins.  Henry Mullins was born
October 11, 1915 to Harrison and Cora Pridemore Mullins, at Red Star in Letcher County.  He passed from this
life May 21, 2001, making his stay here on earth 85 years, 7 months and 10 days.  He was preceded in death by
his dad, Harrison, his mother, Cora, 2 brothers, Bill and Sherd, and 1 sister, Lona.  Henry left to mourn his
passing, his wife, Hattie of 54 years, 3 sons, Albert and wife, Paula of Indianapolis, IN, Harrison and wife,
Sharon of Viper,  Paul and wife, Peggy of Hazard, 5 daughters, Cora and husband, Rayford Slone of Viper, Ella
Faye and husband, Hershel Lawson of Viper, Elizabeth and her husband, Roger Gibson of Viper, Donna and her
husband, Tommy Halcomb of Viper, and Sandra and her husband, Matthew Ritchie of Viper, Sister, Sally
Maggard of Jeff, KY, 24 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren,, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

    Henry was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the Philippines, and received many metals and
awards for service.  After serving his term in the service, Henry returned home to work in the coal mines until he
retired.

    Henry loved to play jokes on everyone, and tell stories.  He would tell about his days in the service, and his
days as a coal miner.  Even though we had heard those stories before, we listened like they were told for the
first time.

    Just a few days before his death, Henry made it known that he had made things right with the Lord, saying he
had a better place to go.

    We miss him here with broken hearts and an empty space in our lives, but, by the grace of the Lord, we will
meet again.

                            Written by his son-in-law, Elder Roger Gibson
Henry Mullins